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    Quote Originally Posted by califwoods View Post
    Hey Twibble... thanks for highlighting all that sugar. I just saw it as I was finishing dinner so I will log my day of food and highlight for myself what sugar I consumed. Grains aren't an issue so far for me.

    Breakfast:
    Coffee and cream
    About 6 fresh raspberries
    Hard boiled egg
    Small piece of cheese

    Lunch:
    (ignored the pizza served at my working lunch meeting)
    Green salad with lime juice
    Raw carrots, celery dipped in ranch dressing. Jalapeņo jack cheese cubes.
    Kale chips (tried them as they had no grain in them... kind of funky)

    Dinner:
    Glass of red wine
    Ceviche
    1/2 avocado

    Did I highlight the sugar sources? I think I did pretty well today because from what I've read berries are good and red wine is okay too in moderation.

    Anne
    Carrots and lime juice are both pretty high in sugar as well, but definitely less than the day before.
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    Then again, I'm not even posting mine right now...too expensive to feed 4 adults who eat like 6 (I don't eat more than one person...others in the house do) on primal. I'm working on cutting out the sugar and the worser grains.
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    Boy... I'm used to looking for OBVIOUS sugar sources (candy, cookies, ice cream) and cutting back on those. But now I have to watch sugar in vegetables and lime juice??? Eeegad... well it's all a learning process.

    I did get some walking in today so that's 3 days of exercise this week. Great change from doing zilch!

    Today's food:

    Breakfast:
    Rasperries, blueberries, blackberries with a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey

    Snack:
    Raw almonds

    Lunch:
    Tuna mixed with mayo, relish and onion
    Olives
    Chocolate flavored protein powder smoothie made with almond milk

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    You don't HAVE to, but if you really want to cut it, it's easy for it to sneak up on you in fruit and such.
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    Yes Twibble

    Quote Originally Posted by Twibble View Post
    You don't HAVE to, but if you really want to cut it, it's easy for it to sneak up on you in fruit and such.
    and I do appreciate your interest and guidance. Keeps me from being surprised and disappointed.

    So to finish out my food day:

    Afternoon snack:
    A non primal Cafe Mocha at Starbucks

    Dinner:
    Baked chicken breast with butter and paprika topping
    Cucumber salad in vinegar marinade that I sweetened with Truvia.

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    Was very busy with lots of physical activity over the weekend (yay! breakthrough from previously not moving!)... but I didn't blog my food because of it. So here I'll put down what I remember eating starting Sunday and going backwards since this is Monday morning. And my weight is down 2 pounds from when I started a week and a half ago.

    Sunday:
    Steak
    Cobb salad with blue cheese dressing
    1 glass of red wine
    mango sorbet

    hard boiled egg
    peach yogurt
    coffee with cream

    steak
    green salad with blue cheese dressing
    glass of red wine
    one beer

    1 and one half Scotch Eggs
    blackberries, raspberries, blueberries with drizzle of honey
    coffee and cream
    protein shake with frozen berries and almond milk

    1/2 roasted chicken
    broccoli
    blackberries, raspberries, blueberries with drizzle of honey and a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt

    protein shake with 1/2 banana and berries
    coffee with cream

    The exercise I've done over the weekend includes one 40 minute walk, another beach walk for an hour and 40 minutes and a 45-minute bicycle ride.

    So thanks to Twibble I can look back and see lots of sugar in the fruit I've consumed here and perhaps too much red wine and beer. Is it important to cut back or cut all of this for health and if I intend to lose 30 pounds and a bunch of inches? I'm still reading the book and working to figure out how to do this well and in a sustainable lifestyle way.

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    In Second Week of Primal

    Today:

    a few fresh mango slices
    hard boiled eggs
    a few fresh raspberries
    coffee with cream

    celery sticks with cream cheese

    1/4 roast chicken
    chocolate flavored protein shake with almond milk

    handful of raw almonds
    a diet Pepsi

    two fried eggs
    sausage patties
    a beer

    a primal nut bar
    a diet 7 up

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    Look at the carb curve in the book. It should give you a pretty good idea of where you should be.
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    Hi Califwoods...if I may jump in here & say welcome! And maybe give you a few pointers. Most of all this will make more sense after you finish Mark's book. It looks to me like you may not be eating enough protein in the morning, & way to many fruits. If you are trying to lose weight it is recommended that you limit or eliminate fruit altogether. I have about 90 pounds left to lose & I only eat fruit once a day...sometimes not at all. Fruit is high in fructose & will make your blood sugar go up & can stall any weight loss if you eat too much.

    It would also be a wise idea to eliminate the diet drinks. Try to drink more water. Before going Primal I was a huge Coke drinker, so I understand that its hard to give up. Also be cautious of the honey. Even tho its "natural" its still a sugar & the body will treat it as such.

    Congratulations on your decision to try the Primal Blueprint. I've only been on it since Jan. 3rd (when I went "cold turkey") & I've lost 10.5 pounds in 4 weeks! Mark's book & this website will help you figure it all out. This is also a wonderful support system that he has created!!

    Good luck on your journey!!
    Last edited by theprimalcajun; 01-31-2012 at 08:39 PM.
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    Hmm... food for thought, Cajun (heh heh... pun intended!) I will continue reading and adjusting. So let's see if I can do a backwards food journal for the past couple days.

    Today:
    About 4 oz orange juice
    1 granny smith apple
    coffee with cream

    Beef kabob and chicken kabob
    tabouli
    green salad with mustard dressing

    2 diet sodas

    a handful of almonds

    celery sticks with cream cheese
    2 beers
    baked chicken breast with butter, paprika and turmeric on top
    fresh spinach with butter

    Yesterday:
    Fruit smoothie made with unsweetened almond milk and protein powder
    Coffee with cream

    Romaine salad with plain yogurt, lemon juice, blue cheese crumble dressing

    A couple bites of cheddar cheese
    2 beers
    a few fresh raspberries
    a primal nut bar

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